Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev in a thrilling five-set match to win the 2020 US Open Men’s singles final. The match was as thrilling and action-packed as could be and ended 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in favour of Djokovic.
This win marks the Serbian’s 17th Grand Slam title and extends his all-time record for most Grand Slam titles, overtaking the 16 titles of his long-time rival Roger Federer. It was Djokovic’s fourth US Open, with his first coming back in 2011.
Djokovic’s win was not only impressive in its own right, but also remarkable given the circumstances of the match. With the contest having to be paused towards the end of the fourth set due to the encroaching darkness, Djokovic came out of the break with renewed vigour to take the final set 6-2. In a post-match interview, Djokovic showed his respect for Medvedev, saying he had “so much respect for [Medvedev’s] fighting spirit”.
Overall, this match was a fitting finale to the 2020 US Open—and one that crowned Djokovic as a deserving final victor.